|Human Actions In Romeo And Juliet
In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, two teenagers are controlled by a chain of human actions. Act 4, scenes 1,3 and 5, are a good representation of the web of human actions that cause tragedy between the pair of "star crossed lovers" (prologue).
One example of human actions being dominant in those particular scenes is Friar Lawrence. His actions, while being in good intent, caused much of the pain for the other characters in the book. His first action was to offer his help to the depressed Juliet, thinking that maybe he could "spy a kind of hope" (Act 4, sc i, ll 68). His actions then led him to think of the fake death which he tells to her. "Hold then, go home, be merry" (Act 4, sc i, ll 89), he tells her, while he gives her the poison and plans to give Romeo a message describing the plan. He doesn't however, make sure Romeo gets the message which is probably the most crucial human action in the play.
The other example of ...